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A hedgerow shrub occurring mainly on chalk and lime rich soils.


Common Name Spindle
Scientific Name Euonymus europaeus
Species Group Hedgerow Shrubs
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Spindle family - Celastraceae
Status Restricted
Flower Colour Group White
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for The flowers of the spindle are small and often overlooked but the seeds in autumn are a lovely pink colour
Additional Identification Notes
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Hedgerow Shrubs